Contact dermatitis is a skin irritation that is caused by coming into contact with irritant or allergic triggers. It may be caused by direct contact with substances such as detergents, skin cleaners, oils and solvents. It may also develop when the skin has a reaction to certain creams and lotions, shampoos, hair dye, perfume, jewellery and the metal backing of some watches.
Contact dermatitis often affects the hands. A red rash develops which may be dry and itchy. Scratching the rash may cause it to open and bleed, or become infected.
Contact dermatitis is treated in a similar way to eczema, with special attention to avoiding known irritants whenever possible. Click on the treatment tab at the top of this section for more information on the treatment of contact dermatitis.
Our Sydney dermatitis specialists can help.
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